Yering Station was one of the first wineries in recent years from the Yarra to trial shiraz viognier blends, long after Bailey Carrodus at Yarra Yering. They have had plenty of practice and it shows in this wine which is a seamless and serious example of the blend, although one that needs some time to show its best.
Deeply coloured, the aromas are pure and bright; mulberry and violets plus just a touch of violets and spice all with an attractive veneer of new French oak. The palate is then dry and intense with beautifully concentrated, slick dark fruits and a velvety texture all supported by fine yet firm tannins. It’s finely balanced although embryonic right now, just hinting at its future, and is a great example of the style at the top of its game.